Valley of the Marne at Mont St. Père

Description
Charcoal, sanguine, and crayon drawing on heavy textured cream wove paper. The work depicts the town of Mont St. Père and the valley of the Marne from an aerial perspective. Mont St. Père is a shell-torn town clogged with troops, horses, and equipment passing through. A British airplane and an observation balloon are in the sky.
Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
drawing
date made
1918-07-26
associated date
1917-1918
associated person
War Department
artist
Harding, George Matthews
Physical Description
charcoal (overall production method/technique)
pastel (overall production method/technique)
sanguine (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26 3/4 in x 19 1/2 in; 67.945 cm x 49.53 cm
ID Number
AF*25753
catalog number
25753
accession number
64592
subject
Planes
related event
World War I
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
World War I Art
Combat Art
Military
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Art
Official Art from the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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